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the release of the lockerbie bomber. what the u.s. asked scotland to do with the man who killed almost 200 americans. and they were planning their daughter's funeral when suddenly -- >> -- we made a mistake. abby is alive. >> we're still in shock. >> shepard: tonight, one family's miracle leaves another in mourning. first this monday night 92,000 documents on the war in afghanistan. the bottom line? we're not winning. the taliban are stronger than they have been since 2001. and pakistan? evidence that pakistan's intelligence agency is helping the enemy. the u.s. government gives pakistan more than $1 billion a year to help fight the taliban. and, instead, documentation of the pakistani government actually working with the militants who were trying to kill u.s. forces in afghanistan. the classified documents posted on the web site wiki leaks. its founder a few weeks ago gave them to newspapers including the "new york times" so that they could analyze the files before they were posted. the "new york times" reports the documents reveal among other things pakistan let members of the spy servic
. >> the lockerbie bombing. the u.s. senator in charge of the inquiry said his committee will come to britain for answers. ferry in the u.s. military over the afghan wikileaks. >> the truth must come first. first the truth because without the truth, no public policy is going to work. >> hello. the oil giant bp announced a multibillion-dollar losses and in the wake of the gulf of mexico spill. it also has a new chief executive to take over from beleaguered -- beleaguered boss tony hayward. the company has allocated more than $72 billion to cover the cost of the spill. this is cold comfort to be thousands of people whose lives have been blighted by the disaster. as peter marshall reports from louisiana, bp may be in for one of the biggest and longest battles in oil spill history. >> people say the petrochemical industry is just as dangerous. there are a lot of industries that are dangerous. this is just unsafe. >> by nature, and he is attacks and the thrill seeker. he is a profession of lawyer. he is about to swoop on to bp. and jump ♪ad >> bp has a routine of taking more risks and and their
are fueling new suspicion and outrage about pakistan's links to the taliban. is a key u.s. ally playing a role in the deaths of american troops? i'm going to ask pakistan's ambassador to the u.s. about these disturbing allegations. >>> and the case of the disappearing oil. why officials in the gulf say they are not finding much crude left on the water surface? wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux and you're in "the situation room." >>> well, some are calling it one of the biggest leaks in u.s. military history. in the league of the pentagon papers. those revelations about the vietnam war. but today the white house contends that there isn't much new in the thousands of afghan war logs posted online by the group wikileaks. some powerful members of congress, well, they're not so sure. they say the documents raised some serious questions about u.s. policy toward afghanistan and neighboring pakistan. i want to begin with our senior white house correspondent ed henry and what was startling and what was -- stood out in my mind when i saw the white house today was that they are not saying t
's intelligence service is directly helping the taliban that is killing u.s. soldiers in afghanistan. white house correspondent is at the pentagon tonight with the details. u.s. officials are assessing the damage after the leak of 91,000 classified from january of 2004 to december of 2009. the information released by an antiwar website is described by the military as "secret battlefield reports," which are critical of pakistan intelligence helping the insurgency suggesting that taliban have been equipped with missiles and contain information of civilian casualties. at the white house an effort to say that while there are national security concerns about the massive leak, there is nothing terribly new. >> the content as much as it is their names, their operations, logistics, sources, all of that information out in a public way has the potential to do harm. >> the u.s. has expressed anger at pakistan for allowing al qaeda and taliban to have safe haven on the soil and frustration not not taking the fight to them but the former head of the c.i.a. says the u.s. wanted too much. >> for us to expect th
the website did not come to the u.s. military and say here's what we got. is this sensitive information. hears more from the pentagon spokesman. >> i don't know where they would possibly have the expertise warehoused within in website to render judgment on whether or not the documents could adversely impact our forces or coalition partners are. >> after covering this building and the white house, leaks within the top levels of the u.s. government make government officials crazy,. >> shepard: of course but we're not talking about the substance. part of the substance, mike, is that the pakistanis have been helping the afghanistan insurgents trying to kill and do kill american and coalition forces. what are they saying about these accusations regarding pakistan? >> at the pentagon they're careful because the fact it's listed on a website doesn't mean it's no longer classified. at the white house, robert gibbs went out of his way to say the information released has been talked about u.s. officials publicly. there are concerns about pakistan and whether pakistan was taking the fight to the enemy in
situation room." happening now. iran says he was kidnapped by the united states. the u.s. calls that claim preposterous. what's the real story behind the iranian scientist's now turned up at the pakistani embassy. >>> the legendary owner of the new york yankees, george steinbrenner. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> at some point perhaps in the next hour we could see the beginning of the end of that big dark gush over oil that's been tainting the gulf of mexico for 85 days. we're standing by for testing to begin on the new cap bp placed on its ruptured wellhead. over the course of those tests we should learn if the leak is sealed and the oil is stopped. even if that happens, there should still be plenty of oil left in the gulf to clean up. we've been getting an exclusive look at one of the most high-tech weapons to take care of the spill. ines, tell us what you're been discover. >> reporter: over the past few weeks they've been flying overhead to see where the oil was. they were doing it with technology that wasn't intended for this purpose and we've been able to get ex
in kabul which has many u.s. officials baffled because they drove apparently right into the heart of taliban territory. these were not rookies. they were not cowboys. they were experienced sailors, experienced service members in afghanistan. and nobody figures out how they make that mistake. the taliban claims they killed one and held another hostage. u.s. can't confirm that. but intense search is under way and talking about pakistan, u.s. military officials are deeply concerned that the taliban may try to spirit the two sailors out of afghanistan into pakistan well out of the u.s. military's reach. >> all right. jim miklaszewski, a busy day at the pentagon today for you. we'll be checking with you again. thanks very much. >>> bp executives are publicly saying no decision made on the future of tony hayward but the much-criticized ceo is said to be out. what are we hearing from bp on this? i mean, in many cases, i don't think anybody's shocked that hayward is going to be out of a job by the end of the year because of the public relations fiasco. how quickly will this happen? >> rep
several u.s. lawmakers suggesting bp was involved in, get, this securing the release of a man who blew up a passenger jet over lockerbie; in fact bp officials did tell the british government they were concerned how long it was taking to release the so-called lockerbie bomber. that's according to a bp spokesman. you may remember last year when scotland released a convicted terrorist on compassion grounds after a doctor said he only had a short time to live. well, is he still very much alive. doctors treating him in libya say he could survive for many years you may remember he killed nearly 200 americans in 1988. today a bp spokesman said company officials spoke with the government because as the spokesman put it,. spokesman claims bp was not involved in the release. senators from new york and new jersey are apparently not satisfied with that explanation. the british government turned down their request to investigate al megrahi's release. one of the senators, the democrat frank lautenberg from new jersey wrote in a letter to the committee: as you may know, after they pushed for the release
, including u.s. troops overseas. as we reported yesterday, vice president joe biden has made a surprise visit to the american forces in iraq. biden is there working to end a political stalemate ahead of the planned withdrawal of u.s. combat forces. andrea mitchell is traveling with the vice president. good morning. >> reporter: alex, good morning. happy fourth of july to you from baghdad, where vice president joe biden and his wife, jill, are naturalizing 153 u.s. troops who are becoming u.s. citizens today. what better day to do it than on july 4th. also a serious mission here, political and diplomatic. the vice president is trying to push the iraqis all of the factions that have been arguing since election four months ago, trying to push them toward a permanent government. the importance of that is that the u.s. combat mission is scheduled to end on august 31st. and a troop draw-down of u.s. forces to 50,000. currently it's 82,000. still, optimistic, the vice president says that everything is proceeding on that timetable. officials traveling with him say that the combat mission will be turn
some of the money to groups promoting the bill. it's illegal under the u.s. la for the government to lobby for or against abortion in foreign countries. >> back here at home, the spokesman confirmed that the new federal regulations will require healthcare providers to have technology enabling them to calculate a person body mass index. which is used to determine obesity. b.m.i. is a relationship between height and weight and the stimulus package requires providers to have the height and weight information stored electronically and available on new exchange. new test results are in for the temporary fix of the well cap in the gulf. officials say it's good news, worries still persist over potential leaks. correspondent william la jeunesse is here with an update. good evening. >> since capping the well, they expected increase in pressure from methane. they expected the 2500 pounds per square inch, they got 6700. so while there is no evidence of a leak, there is ambiguity of the finding. what does it mean for the gulf? more uncertainty. >> until it's stopped permanently, i have no tru
, so good, the cat in the zero oil well in the gulf of mexico works. the u.s. and britain criticized the release of the libyan bomber. targeting the faithful, suicide bombers attacked a shia mosque. just three weeks after taking office, roger is new prime minister calls -- australia's new prime minister calls for an election in august. welcome to bbc news. i am juliet dunlop. engineers are now studying the results of pressure test to see along the cat can contain the leak. our correspondent reports. >> is this the moment that the state of bp's oil spill stretched to vanish from the waters of the gulf of mexico? a mile down, this is how it looked last night. the leak was gradually being turned off until the flow was cut to just a wisp of oil and then shut it totally. it is good news, although president obama warned americans to be cautious. >> one of the problems with having this camera down there is that, when the oil stops gushing, everybody feels like we're done and we are not. scientists are doing a number of test. they want to make sure that, by putting this cap on, the oil is no
. >>> new denials that bp played a role in the release of a convicted terrorist but some u.s. lawmakers are not buying it. this hour, cnn's richard quest presses libya's oil minister about the lockerbie bomber and whether a deal was can you the to free him. apple reveals its response to an embarrassing problem with its newest iphones three weeks after they went on sale. will customers who race to buy these new gadgets be satisfied? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> bp says it is encouraged by what's happening in the gulf of mexico right now. for more than 24 hours a new well cap has been containing the oil that spewed into the water for almost three months. the critical integrity test as it's called and the cap is still under way right now. the worst may, repeat, may be over but as we've seen in this disaster sometimes things can go wrong at any moment. let's check in with cnn's david mattingly joining us now from new orleans. david, you just got off a phone conference with thad allen, the national incident commander. he updated us on what's going on right now. give
reforms in the u.s., congress passes the president's plans for tough new regulation of the banking industry. stopped at last, the oil leaking into the gulf seems to have stopped since bp began testing its cap on the leaking under seawell. the bed and kinds of its regulations dealing with the abuse of children by priests. welcome to bbc world news, a broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later for you, a special report from jerusalem. we reveal how israeli activists are offering a large sums of money is to palestinians for private property. and are the back for good? this time, robin williams is with them. take that is performing. ♪ >> hello. some call it the most profound overhaul of american financial regulation since the great depression. after many hurdles and much tussling, the financial regulation bill will finally become law. in a narrow vote, the u.s. senate has passed a bill to president obama first proposed the reforms more than a year ago and said he wants to sign it into law next week. going to our new york bureau now. this has been
right. mike viqueira on the white house lawn, thanks very much. >>> new reports of just how much the u.s. paid that iranian scientist for secrets of iran's nuclear program. jim miklaszewski joins us from the pentagon. mick, the numbers are staggering. the cia paid $5 million and one report said offered him $50 million to not return to iran. do we know how true the report is? >> reporter: the claim from the iranian nuclear scientist himself and no basis to that fact but u.s. officials confirm that the cia paid this nuclear scientist $5 million after the scientist defected to the united states but he's now returning to teheran. good news here according to u.s. officials is this person cannot get the hands on that money. he returned to teheran overnight a hero's welcome and reunion with his wife and son who may have been in danger back there in iran but the money is in frozen accounts controlled by the u.s. government for the time being. one of the big questions here, chuck, is once sanctions if they're ever lifted on iran would he then have the ability to get at that $5 million? but there'
each other about a ra barack and david. >> the u.s. has no stronger partner than great britain. >> reporter: but the bp oil leak in the gulf coast test thad alliance. oil giant british petroleum continues to wreak of havoc. >> i completely understand the anger that exists. the oil spill a catastrophe. >> reporter: and growing controversy whether bp had the role in a release of ali muhammad. >> releasing a mass murderer of 270 people, the largest act of terrorism ever committed in the united kingdom, was completely wrong. so in my view, neither should that killer have been given that luxury. that wasn't a decision taken by bp. it was taken by the scottish government. >> reporter: he was convicted in the 1988 pan am 103 bombing over lockerbie scotland that killed 270 people, mostly americans. the scottish government released him on compassionate grounds after doctors said he had terminal prostate cancer and just three months to live. president obama said that was a mistake, and cameron agreed. cameron said he would provide information for a u.s. congressional investigation but di
. >> but the taliban have admitted that the attacks have disrupted their activities. u.s. officials told the bbc that over 600 militants have been killed in strikes since president obama took office, and very few civilians. many in pakistan think they're politicians support the attacks, a charge the government in islamabad denies. >> i hope the u.s. will consider its. give us the technology. we know where to, how to do it. then we will have ownership. when this thing happens, people will recognize it. >> some of those who fled the area say they are sick of the politics and the violence. >> i moved because of my children's safety. i do not know who to blame. islamabad, washington, or the taliban. we just cannot bear it anymore. >> it will take a long time for northwest pakistan to get out. america insists the strikes must continue to be part of the solution. bbc news. >> our coverage is also available via world service radio today and on line as well. there is a fat file, detailed maps -- there is a fact file, the tell the house, and the views of one pilot who worked in afghanistan's helmand prov
as we go about it. it is simply vast. no u.s. airline has bought the airliner yet. to answer your really important question, airbus has written off the majority of the money that it costs to design, develop and build it and they told me today they expect the new planes being built will break even by 2014 because they've written off the old debt. it's huge. >> it's a good sign for the economy when people are shopping for airplanes. you remember at the brink of the recession, fewer people were showing up at these things. >> reporter: yeah. and the really important thing, of course, that plane right in the middle, the 787, which is making its debut outside the united states, the dreamliner, that has sold 863 of them. that tells you the importance, not only for the puget sound and the northwestern united states but right through the midwest, through to chicago where boeing has its headquarters. the industry that builds that plane is crucial. that's why that plane is the star of this show. >> richard, come and visit us again. richard quest at the farnborough air show in england. good to see y
off today's talks with u.s.-lead united nations command about the deadly sinking of a south korean ship. an hour before the meeting north korea asked for a delay for, quote, administrative reasons. south korea, the u.s., and other nations accuse north korea of torpedoing the ship killing 46 sailors. pyongyang denies the charge. >>> film director roman polanski is a free man after switzerland rejected a u.s. request for an extradition in a three-decade-old child sex case. soon after polanski left his swiss chalet where he had been under house arrest since december. swiss authorities say u.s. authorities didn't provide confidential plans about polanski's sentence. polanski still remains wanted in the united states. >>> several u.s. senators are questioning whether there's a connection between the release of the lockerbie bomber and bp's oil deals with libya. the law maimers spoke out after reports that commercial interests were behind the freeing of the man. last month bp said it would begin drilling off libya's coast. he was sentenced to prison in 1988 after the pan am crash that ki
this this is the beginning of the end. good to see you, thanks so much. >>> another potential embarrassment for bp. u.s. lawmakers suggest the company may have been involved in the release of the lockerbie bomber last year. the man's name is abdel baset al-megrahi. a court convicted him in 1988 for the bombing of the pan am flight that killed 270, most americans. he served eight years of a life sentence last year when doctors said he had a little while to live. they may have said a few months. britain released him on compassionate grounds. he's alive and doctors say he could live many more years. four u.s. senators from new york and new jersey say been may have lobbied for release of this man as part of its deal to get an oil contribute with libya. with by the way is now has. he was released, bp got the contract. the british government denied a request to investigate the release. now lawmakers are pushing the state department to press great britain on the issue. no word on whether the state department plans to follow the senator's request but we know that in fact bp did push for his release and that of
in the mexico state in juarez was killed a couple of weeks ago. also an american worker in the u.s. consulate office in juarez was killed a couple of weeks ago this is violence that we are seeing up on the border, also spilling across the border. we must see a greater sense of urgency in the response by the united states government. >> greta: get i guess we can did this all night. the worker at the embassy she was with her family at a birthday party recently and she was murdered in her car. i guess some watching can say we have a lot of crime here. for some reason this is stunning inches away from our country that i don't know if it is overstating it by saying there is a war down there or if i'm an alarmist or the federal government is not sufficiently paying attention. >> look at the raw numbers. we can leave out the hyperbole or the words. more lives have been lost because the war with the drug cartels in juarez alone, just a few blocks from the united states of america than lost in the war in afghanistan. over the past couple of years more than 2400 people in juarez alone have been killed
lost. mexico also won as did the 11 million illegal immigrants who live in the u.s. who feared this law would spread to states across the country. let me tell you the most controversial aspects of this bill that the judge struck down. number one, the requirement that police obtain the immigration status of anyone they suspect -- reasonably suspect is in this country illegally. number two, the judge struck down a provision that required illegal immigrants to carry papers. she made it a state crime to be in the u.s. illegally. what remains is this, laws basically preventing the harboring and transportation of the illegal immigrants as well as a prohibition against sanctuary laws, not expected to have a big impact. shepard? >> all right, william live for us. what's the reaction from the governor there, william? >> well, governor jan brewer whose popularity soared with her backing of this bill, she criticized the decision. >> they need to step up, the feds do, and do the job that they have the responsibility to do for the people of america and for the people of arizona. >> as for what's
it keeps money flowing into the u.s. economy. why would they want to add to the debt when they still have lots of money that still hasn't been earmarked for anything? >> i can't answer that directly but i can say that speaker pelosi -- speaker pelosi, president obama and senator reid thinks spend more money, that's the best way to create jobs, spend more money, extend jobless benefits, they say that's a way of creating jobs. many economists say that's not correct. we're getting earnings reports from the financial companies, the economy, the recovery, has stalled, that you can say for sure. secondly, this extension of unemployment benefits will definitely add to the overall decifit. $34 billion. because we've got to borrow this money. if you look at the debt clock, that means that by the end of this day or by early tomorrow morning, top left, there you go, we've crossed $13.2 trillion. we'll be at 13.22 by the end of tomorrow or early into thursday morning. we're adding to the decifit. you can definitely say that. martha: i mentioned, we all remember not too long ago, they passed pay go wh
. that is >> good morning everyone, it's sunday, july 25th, two u.s. service members are missing in afghanistan at this hour. we'll have a live report straight ahead with the latest breaking details for you. >> and bp getting back to work trying to plug the oil spill after tropical weather fizzled out and tony hayward might have one foot out the door. >> and a dam fails after heavy water, gushing down to the down below. our slogan this hour comes from chas in maryland, fox is the best and we all know why, we have aly, clayton and eric who doesn't need a tie. it's "fox & friends". >> did you message, did you mail chas? >> for the record. >> that's eric bolling, ladies and gentlemen, let's give him a round of applause, dave briggs is off at a wedding and i'm clayton morris and alisyn camerota. we have a lot of news. >> new information regarding the whereabouts of two missing u.s. navy service members in afghanistan and connor powell joins us live from kandahar, what is the latest, connor? >> well, good morning, the u.s. military says they have launched an extensive air and ground search for the t
endorse it. >>> to our top story. the u.s. military says hundreds of american troops are searching for two navy sailors who disappeared in a taliban stronghold in eastern afghanistan on friday. yesterday, the taliban claimed they killed one of the sailors and took the other one as a prisoner, after both were forced from their armored sport utility vehicle. however, nato officials have not confirmed the reports and still characterize the men as missing. there are also conflicting reports about whether the body of one of the two has been recovered. the war in afghanistan also getting attention this morning by the release of the more than 90,000 classified field reports i mentioned. they were made public by an organization that says its goal in disclosing secret documents is to reveal unethical behavior by governments and corporations now, the documents span from january of 2004 -- from 2004 to january of this year, and paint a bleak picture of the situation on the ground there. according to "the new york times" one of the news organizations that was granted early access to the reports, they
rpassed vietnam as the longest military campaign in u.s. history. republican richard lugar demands more clarity about the administration's direction. also tributes were being paid to three british soldiers who also lost their lives in violent attacks, kill the by a rogue afghan soldier who has since gone on the run. >> they've got to reassure us they're doing everything they can to minimize it happening again. but for those who it has happened to in that patrol base, this will have been a horrific event. >> as the british casualties also continue to climb, it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend the british presence in afghanistan. also, this morning afghan president hamid karzai endorsed a u.s. plan to set up local police forces to help afghan villagers protect themselves. >> thanks to sonia gallego in london. >>> officers from north korea and the american-led united nations force that helps protect south korea came face to face this morning. on the agenda was the sinking of that south korean navy ship back in march. 46 south korean sailors were killed in that incident. th
of the u.s. mission in london to a scottish official that indicates the u.s. was notified about scotland's plans to release the libyan intelligence agent blamed for the pan am bombing, though it indicates u.s. permission was ago. magra he was israel dollars based on the assessment the cancer left him only three months to live. the memo makes clear the u.s. was released but said if magra he would be released, the u.s. referred him be released in scotland and turn over to a libyan prison. mag heie is still alive, a doctor says he could be around ten more years. two hundred seventy people died in the pan am bombing, most americans, jenna. jenna: bring us back to the date of that release, wendell. why would the u.s. not support a prisoner transfer to libya? >> well, it may be the u.s. certainly has no confidence in the libyan judicial system and it may than they didn't want to set a precedent of prisoner transfer with that country. remember, libya is the country that convicted 5bu 4ru6789 -- 3w-6789 u luvment garian nursing and a doctor to death for purposefully injecting 400 children with t
and welcome. the u.s. president barack obama has welcomes bp's success in stopping the oil leak in the gulf of mexico. he told reporters it was undoubtedly progress. new research is being done to determine whether the leak can be shut down without new leaks of peering. >> is this the moment the stain of the oil spill starts to vanish from the borders of the gulf of mexico? 1 mile down, this is how it looked last night. the leak gradually being turned off, until the flow was cut to just a wisp of oil. news, but president obama warned americans to be cautious. >> one of the problems is that when the oil stopped gushing, everyone feels like we are done. and we are not. scientists are doing a number of tests. what they want to make sure of to make sure the oil is not seeking out in other ways that could be more catastrophic. -- the oil is not seeping out in other ways that could be more catastrophic. >> is images like this that have battered the reputation of bp. but what have they achieved on the sea bed? the flow of oil was successfully shut off last night. watching for signs of leaks, our ro
the u.s. government thinks the group launched a successful attack outside somalia. the group of now has the ability to strike u.s. targets. the sex of homeland security put congress in may and were warned there was a significant risk of a trying during the matches. so to suggest there were no warnings whatsoever really is not accurate. >> shepard: all right. cathrine herridge in washington. good to see you. thank you. >> he was a member of iran's elite revolutionary guard but he worked for the c.i.a. today he's sharing his story with the "fox report"'s jonathan hunt. a double agent in his own words. as "studio b" continues in just 90 seconds. ifs are ♪ my sunglasses. ♪ people say i'm forgetf. maybe that's why we go to so many memorable places. love the road you're on. the subaru outback. motor trend's 2010 sport/utility of the year. after claiming he worked for years as a double agent for the c.i.a. he grew up in iran and claims he grew suspicion of the regime and then on a trip to the united states he got in touch with american intelligence. what followed, a life of danger under co
deek -- gone dikay. >>> the team dubbed the barefoot bandit makes his first appearance in a u.s. courtroom today. colton harris-moore was extradited to the u.s. from the bahamas. he is charged with committing a two-year string of break-ins and theft. >>> harris-moore, arriving in miami. back in u.s. soil for the first time in nine days. awaiting his next court hearing. as the 19-year-old faces charges for a two-year crime spree that spanned at least nine states and canada. accused of burglarizing at least 100 homes. and stealing five planes. >> i absolutely expect him to spend time behind bars. these are serious times, especially stealing planes and crashing planes. that is not taken lightly in the united states. >> reporter: on tuesday afternoon, bound in shackles, but with shoes this time, the barefoot bandit was led away from a bahamian court. after only being charged with and pleading guilty to illegal entry. he paid a $300 fine which was picked up by the u.s. embassy. >> well, we tried to get this. >> reporter: this, despite a gun-carrying crime wave in paradise, that alleg
produces goods at a fraction of the price than we can here in the u.s. in part is the way it values its currency. he is an economist and professor at the maryland school of business. peter, let's get right to it. you say we either get china to play fair or we're headed for a depression. >> absolutely. if china doesn't play fair, there is not enough demand for what americans make. to create jobs, businesses need customers and capital. the customer side, there is just not enough demand for what americans make because we spend so much in china and it's not just its cheap labor. it underdefines its currency by 40%. either we're going to grow very slowly or we're going to tank, but we're not going to recover quickly enough to generate jobs. >> let's turn to richard quest who is host of cnn's "quest hee means business." $220 billion sounds like a gap we need to close, but china produces goods a lot more cheaply which means folks like me in america gets to pay less for things, so what's wrong with that? >> jessica, it's very simple the the day you are prepared to pay more for the t-shirts on y
some portions of a confidential study of conditions before the rig disaster. also, was the u.s. duped by an iranian scientist who may have been working as a double agent? i'll talk about that and a lot more with the former cia insider. the outed operative valerie plame wilson. >>> an openly gay soldier and outspoken critic of the don't ask don't tell policy has revealed today he's been formally discharged from the united states army. lieutenant dan choy, a west point grad, was arrested for handcuffing himself to a gate in protest of banning gays from the military. i'm sure that lieutenant choy knew this was coming. he had been removed for some time. only a matter of time before he was formally discharged, i assume. >> reporter: yeah, wolf. we spoke with lieutenant choy this afternoon, and he knew it was coming, but he told us, quote, you know, you prepare yourself. he said i had built up an armor, but it's still an emotional roller coaster. now, lieutenant choi says he just got a phone call today from his battalion commander letting him know about the discharge, but, you know, when i
weeks, you would be eligible for the federal extensions. host: let's go over that u.s. department toll-free line 1-877- these great issues to bring up. thanks for the callers. >> president obama scheduled to talk this morning about unemployment and the economy. he was expected at 10:33, running a little late. we will have his remarks when he starts in a few moments. until then, more on the economy and the administration's business policies. guest: the coast of cnbc's "the call." thanks for joining us. guest: good morning. thanks for having me. host: you recently broke the glass between the administration and business has been the high drama of the summer. guest: i think this is a bad aspect of the economic problem. guest: there is a bad aspect to the economic problem. you see these business roundtable and others that are really in a blood war with the white house over taxes, regulation spending, trade, they're all very outspoken about it. the ceo of verizon started this about one month ago. people that pick up on that are asking for business investment tax relief. they would like to ha
believe it, the only major problem facing bp today. a group of u.s. senators want to know if the oil giant made a despicable deal. that the lockerbie bomber was set free so bp could profit from drilling off the libyan coasts. the senators from new york and new jersey are demanding an investigation into bp's dealings with libya. this is the question. was there some sort of deal, quid pro quo? bp signed a $900 million exploration agreement with libya in the same month that britain and libya inked a memorandum of understanding that paved the way for the convicted bomber's release from a scottish prison. at the same time, bp said it told british officials to quickly seal the prisoner transfer agreement with libya, but did not mention him by name. >> if bp is found to have gained access to libyan oil reserves by using a mass murderer as a bargaining chip, then make no mistake, any money it makes off of that oil is blood money, pure and simple. >> this man's brother's tom was killed when the plane was blown out of the sky in 1988. what was your reaction? >> it's been 21 years. i thought i have s
the crisis of violence on the u.s./mexico border reaching a tipping point. car bombs are becoming the weapon of choice. >>> another u.s. governor sent the national guard. it wasn't the way their week as summer camp was supposed to end. what happened on this busy kansas interstate sending dozens of children flying through a bus and holding on for dear life. >>> she have got pregnant in high school and her mom became a political star. posed nude. now they're back together. "us weekly" broke the story and we'll hear from an editor tonight. >>> it is day 89 of the gulf oil disaster and day two of zero oil gushing into the gulf. bp's integrity test of its new cap is now passed the 48-hour mark and will go on a while longer. david mattingly joins us from new orleans. david, why the extension of this testing period? >> reporter: well, that's just another evidence of all the caution that we're seeing throughout this entire process. 48 hours have gone by. there was no sign of any oil leaking as the pressure slowly continues to build up inside that well. everything acting just as they wanted to see. b
it was a mistake to release a terrorist who killed almost 200 americans. and some u.s. lawmakers demanding answers: i'm jon scott in for shepard smith on day 88 of our national disaster in the gulf of mexico. tonight, bp reports its new containment cap is holding and there is still no oil gushing into the gulf. we are about halfway through the 4 -hour testing period. the feds say the pressure readings are not quite as high as they would like. in this case high pressure is a good thing. but they are close enough to continue the testing for at least another few hours. after that engineers could decide to call the whole thing off and uncap the well before it possibly causes an even bigger disaster. we have team fox coverage. major garrett live at the white house. first, to the fox report's chief correspondent jonathan hunt live in port sulfur, louisiana. jonathan, what's the fear here? >> well, jon, the fear among the feds is that if the pressure of the oil is not reaching the levels that they thing they should be seeing, it might mean that the oil is leaking somewhere else along the line. if there
not be too much the u.s. government can do. >> thank you. the effects of this bill are very far-reaching. one example. animal shelters are filling with abandoned animals whose owners cannot care for them. you can watch our online report and find out how you can help rescue efforts. click on the gulf oil spill under hot topics at the top of the home page. >> lawmakers passed a financial reform plan to crack down on wall street and hopefully prevent another wall street prices. our reporter has the project economy report. >> it was 60-39. financial reform passed on a party-line vote. democrats broke a republican filibuster. >> thank you. thanks to the american people. finally. >> president obama hopes boaters applaud. >> we have over the last two years stockton economic freefall. stabilize the financial center. >> to protect consumers, the bill sets up two new agencies. to regulate banking and crack down on risky investments -- risky investments. after the meltdown of 2007. >> to fix the system so this does not happen again. >> republicans were opposed. >> this is the kind of thing americans are
911, 2001, 51 federal organizations and military commands operating in 15 u.s. cities track the flow of money to end from terrorist networks. analysts that makes sense of documents foreign and domestic share their judgment by sharing intelligence reports every year. the volume is so large that many are routinely given more. michael, republican line, houston, texas, good morning. caller: the size of the government is overthrown. the second point i would make about the topic, after the 1980 the growth of the intelligence community leading into the 1990's for the democratic party was quite happy about it. host: "lack of focus, not lack of resources was at the heart of the fort hood shooting, as well as the christmas day bombing attempt. an alert airline passenger saw smoke coming from his seatmate. there are issues that really concern the people in charge of national security. but not just for the director of national intelligence, but any individual. defense secretary robert gates. only super users have the ability to assess defense department activities, there is no way he could keep
advisor to former four star general and u.s. secretary of state colin powell, is telling the white house we cannot win. caroline shivley live in washington with more on that. hi, caroline and welcome back to you, congratulations on your baby! beautiful baby. what is secretary clinton's agenda in pakistan. >> reporter: she is stressing the u.s. needs pakistan to help win the war in afghanistan. to help get them on board, secretary clinton will also announce billions of dollars the u.s. will be funneling to pakistan for water and energy projects, part of the $7.5 billion that we already knew would be spread out over five years. on the plane over to islamabad, richard holbrooke's deputy said the cooperation is not going to happen overnight and here's the quote: we will not be able to get them aligned over a one-year time period on every issue and change 30 years of foreign policy of pakistan on a dime. the administration says they are making progress, critics say, for a billion-and-a-half dollars a year you better be. jamie? >> jamie: well, all of the money that is going to pakistan, i know
. bill: we are digging deeper, one of the top secret u.s. intelligence community, "the washington post" focusing on the intelligence business that's hidden in suburbs across america. this is a 3-part series. it has gotten so much attention. today's point is about the impact we've never seen. chris stierwalt, good morning to you. we had guests breathing fire on this story on day one, on monday. it seems to have ebbed since it is day three of the series. what's new today? >> what's new today, i guess you'd say more of the same but what the post is going to, these great lengths, and i mean lengths, to talk about is how big and complex america's sort of intelligence system is, where you're talking about the hundreds of thousands of people with top security clearance, or top secret clearance, you're talking about nestled in strip malls across the country contractors who are doing the work of filtering through the intelligence that's designed to seep us safe. bill: if there was a timing in the question, general clapper is director of national intelligence, some hearings set to begin this wee
, quote, administrative reasons. south korea, the u.s., and other nations accuse north crey of torpedoing the ship killing 46 sailors. pyongyang denies the charge. >>> roman polanski is a free man after switzerland asked for his extradition in a child sex case. soon after he left his swiss chalet where he had been under house arrest since december. swiss authorities say u.s. authorities didn't provide confidential plans. he still remains wanted in the united states. >>> several u.s. senators are questioning whether there's a connection between the release of the lockerbie bomber and bp's oil deals with libya. they spoke out after reports of personal interests were behind the freeg of the man. last month they said they would begin drilling off libya's coast. he was sentenced to prison in 1988 after the pan am crash that killed 270 people bus was released after a terminal cancer diagnosis. a year and a half later, he's still alive. >>> an archaeology in jerusalem have uncovered the oldest ever sample ofwrighting found in the holy city. the artifact dates back 3,400 years to the 14th century
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